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Ms Portillo joins Big River Steel BIG for Port of Brownsville Project

Steel News - Published on Fri, 06 Dec 2019

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Former Brownsville city commissioner and aide to US Rep Filemon Vela Ms Deborah Portillo is to play a big part in bringing a USD 1.6 billion high tech Big River Steel in Rio Grande Valley. Mr Portillo has been named executive vice president of economic development for Brownsville Investor Group LLC, part of Osceola Arkansas-based Big River Steel to serve as Big River Steel’s development entity and, as such, will coordinate Big River Steel’s interactions with various state, regional and local government entities. BIG will also work to structure recruitment and training programs that will be implemented by colleges and universities in close proximity to the selected site

Big River Steel is considering whether to build a new, technologically advanced scrap recycling and steel production facility at the Port of Brownsville. Big River Steel has a lease option with the Brownsville Navigation District for 800 acres next to the Brownsville Ship Channel.

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Fri, 06 Dec 2019
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